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Year 13 Mock Exam Timetable - January 2023

Posted 1st December 2022

Year 13 Mock Exam Timetable - January 2023

Timetables for Year 13 Mock exams in January 2023 are now available to download.

You can download them from the Exams Information page.

LCS Production 2022: The Addams Family

Posted 21st November 2022

LCS will be holding performances of our 2022 school production "The Addams Family" during the evenings of 7th-9th December.

The Addams Family

Shows will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December.

Tickets

Tickets are available at school from Ms. Chawner in C14 at break and lunchtimes with prices as follows:

Ticket Price
Adult £7.00
Concessions £5.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £20.00

We look forward to seeing you there!

Job Vacancy: Cleaner (AM)

Posted 21st November 2022

Job Vacancy: Cleaner (AM)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Cleaner (AM).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable - December 2022

Posted 17th November 2022

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable - December 2022

Timetables for Year 11 Mock exams in December 2022 are now available to download.

You can download them from the Exams Information page.

Job Vacancy: Caretaker/Site Operative

Posted 15th November 2022

Job Vacancy: Caretaker/Site Operative

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Caretaker/Site Operative.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 15th November 2022

Posted 15th November 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding the recent LCS OFSTED inspection, Parent/Carer Survey results, School Production, Roadworks and E-Safety.

To all parents and carers, 

Good afternoon, from LCS. There are a few important notices and updates I would like to draw your attention to today.

OFSTED Inspection

We have received and responded to the draft OFSTED Report, following our full Inspection on 19th and 20th October.  We now await publication of the final Report, which will be made available via our school website. I will inform all students, parents and carers when this final Report is published.

Parent/Carer Survey

Results of our recent Parent/Carer survey can now be viewed on our school website, at the link below. Thank you to all parents/carers who took part in survey, the results of which were extremely positive.

OFSTED conducted their own Parent/Carer Survey as part of our recent Inspection, results of which can be viewed on the OFSTED Parentview website. As with our own school survey, all responses and feedback will be considered, as we continue to aim to improve our work with all our school stakeholders.

School Production - The Addams Family

On the evenings of 7th/8th/9th December, LCS students will be performing on stage, in our own version of The Addams Family.

This will be our first school show since before the Covid-19 pandemic and I very much hope as many parents and carers as possible will be able to join us in the audience.

Ticket details will follow soon, so please look out for updates via email and on our social media platforms.

Roadworks

The roadworks on Pastures Hill have been suspended for the time being, but may return during the February half-term holidays, in 2023.

I would like to thank the majority of parents who adapted their usual plans or behaved accordingly when bringing and collecting students from school, during what was an extremely disruptive time.

I remain concerned about the behaviour of some parents/carers when collecting students in vehicles outside, or close to, the school site and I would respectfully continue to ask all parents/carers to consider the safety of all our students at all times.

WhatsApp Group Chats

As part of our regular reminders to students, parents and carers about the dangers of social media, I have attached information to my update today around student safety on WhatsApp.

As many parents/carers use WhatsApp themselves, some believe it is safer for students than other forms of social media. WhatsApp has become one of most common forms of social media where issues are caused in school, however, particularly when students engage in Group Chats. The age limit for users of WhatsApp is 16, although we are seeing problems around its use with students as young as Year 7.

The link below is to a brief safety guide for parents/carers to help us all keep our young people safe on WhatsApp and to, hopefully, reduce the issues students are bring into school, from their use of social media.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.

Keep safe. 

J. Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Attendance Officer/Admin Support

Posted 14th November 2022

Job Vacancy: Attendance Officer/Admin Support

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Attendance Officer/Admin Support.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

LCS Sixth Form - A-Level Class of 2022 Reunion

Posted 10th November 2022

LCS Sixth Form - A-Level Class of 2022 Reunion

LCS Sixth Form is hosting a reunion and celebration evening for the A-level class of 2022 on Tuesday 20th December, 6pm-7pm.

Students should contact school to let us know you are attending via sixthform@littleover.derby.sch.uk by 16th December.

Come and catch up with friends - Drinks and Nibbles – Presentation of exam certificates and subject awards.

It will be Christmas Jumper Day, so wear yours and please bring a donation to Macmillan.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The LCS Sixth Form Team

LCS Sixth Form Class of 2022 Reunion and Celebration Evening

Job Vacancy: Community Sports Assistant

Posted 4th November 2022

Job Vacancy: Community Sports Assistant

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Community Sports Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Significant Disruption on Pastures Hill

Posted 2nd November 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding the works currently being undertaken on Pastures Hill.

To all parents and carers, 

Good morning, from LCS.

Yesterday afternoon, myself and our School Operations Manager met with representatives from the company currently working on Pastures Hill.

The pavement directly outside the main school entrance at Pastures Hill will remain closed for the next 2-3 days, however, at that point, works will move along the road in the direction of Littleover Village.

This work on Pastures Hill will likely cause significant disruption in the area, which will impact on students arriving and leaving the school site.

Temporary walkways will be in place during closure of pavements and Temporary Traffic Lights will also be in operation, to restrict traffic flow during busy periods.

There will be no parking or stopping allowed in the area where works will be taking place.

These works will be ongoing until the end of November.

I would respectfully ask parents/carers who usually travel to school along Pastures Hill from the direction of Littleover Village to seek alternative routes to school over the next 3-4 weeks, due to the significant disruption to traffic and pedestrians these works are likely to create.

If you cannot use an alternative travel route, please do not drop/collect students from outside the Pastures Hill entrance and allow extra time for your journey.

I will be speaking to all students on Friday morning to inform them of the situation and to ask for their cooperation.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Sixth Form Applications Now Open

Posted 21st October 2022

Sixth Form Applications Now Open

LCS Sixth Form applications for 2023 entry are now open, along with an opportunity for external students to tour the school on 10th November.

The deadline for LCS Sixth Form applications is 4pm on Friday 2nd December 2022.

Further information can be found on the Sixth Form > Applications page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 21st October 2022

Posted 21st October 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding the recent LCS OFSTED inspection, GCSE and A-level exam dates and Parent governor elections.

To all parents and carers, 

Good morning, from LCS.

As we begin our much deserved half-term holiday, I would like to thank all students, staff, parents/carers and our wider school community for your collective support throughout our OFSTED inspection this week. The school Governors and Senior Leadership Team have been made aware of the Inspection Team's provisional findings, but these are confidential and cannot be shared at this stage.

The full OFSTED Report will be published within 30 working days, at which point it will be made available to all, via our school website. At that time, I will also issue a summary of the findings of the inspection, as well as our response to the Inspection Report.

There are just two further issues I would like to draw your attention to in my update today:

Important information to all parents/carers of students in Year 11 and Year 13

We are still waiting for the confirmed exam timetables from the exam boards for the June 2023 Examinations. Once they are confirmed, the timetables will be published on the school website.

The following information has been made clear by the exam boards:

"It is a requirement of the exam boards that all candidates (GCSE and A-Level) need to remain available until after 28th June 2023, in case they need to sit any contingency exams."

On this basis, I would respectfully advise parents/carers of current Year 11 and Year 13 students considering booking holidays for summer 2023, to book these for after 28th June.

Further information on exams for 2023 will be passed on, as soon as we have it.

Parent Governor Election

All students should have received a letter and voting slip this week, for our Parent Governor Election.

  • Information contained in the letter is as follows:
  • You may vote for one candidate only.
  • You should:
  • Read the Candidate Statements attached to this letter.
  • Mark an X alongside the candidate's name you wish to vote for. Do not mark the ballot paper in any other way.
  • Insert the completed Ballot Paper in the unmarked envelope and seal it.
  • Insert the unmarked envelope containing the ballot paper into the second envelope. On the front of this second envelope, please write your name and the name and Form Group of your child. These details will be checked against school records of parents/carers eligible to vote.
  • Return your Ballot Paper to Reception, or via your child to one of the Ballot Boxes located in each Head of Year Office. There will be an additional Ballot Box, also, located in the Student Services office.

The use of two envelopes ensures that your vote remains confidential. The details written on the second envelope will be shredded once checked against the list of eligible voters.

The process entitles each Parent/Carer to one vote each, regardless of how many children you have in school.

If you have any queries about this process, please contact one of our Reception team, or email me personally via the admin@littleover.derby.sch.uk email address.

Deadline for votes will be Monday 31st October 2022

We look forward to welcoming students back for the start of next half-term, on Monday 31st October.

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

LCS Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 20th October

Posted 14th October 2022

LCS Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 20th October

The LCS Sixth Form Open Evening 2022 will be held on Thursday 20th October from 5.45pm to 8pm.

There will be 2 identical presentations to students and their parents/carers beginning at 5.45pm and 6.30pm respectively as well as various stalls and information displays throughout the evening.

Further information, including the opportunity for a school tour on an alternative date, can be found on the Sixth Form Open Evening page.

We hope you find the Open Evening both interesting and informative and look forward to seeing you there.

 

Parent/Carer Survey

Posted 13th October 2022

A brief survey has been emailed to all LCS Parents and Carers.

To all parents and carers, 

As mentioned in my update from earlier this week, a link to our Parent/Carer survey has been emailed to all parents/carers this afternoon.

Please consider responding to this survey by clicking the link and offering your answers and comments; it is a brief survey and will not take you long to complete. Please complete this survey once only.

Once completed, please submit your responses by 4pm on Monday 17th October.

All responses will be considered and results will be shared with all parents and carers, later in the Autumn Term.

Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to complete this survey and for your ongoing support of the school.

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Update from Mr. Wilding - 10th October 2022

Posted 10th October 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding the LCS Open Evening, Parent/Carer Survey, the School Mural and Important Dates.

To all parents and carers, 

Good afternoon, from LCS. 

I have just a few brief, but important updates in my update to parents and carers today. 

Open Evening 

A reminder that our Open Evening is this Thursday 13th October. Further details of this event can be found on our website and social media pages. 

As previously requested, if you are visiting us on Thursday evening and can walk to school, rather than travelling by car, please do so, as car parking on site will be extremely limited. 

Parent/Carer Survey 

To coincide with our Open Evening, a Parent/Carer Survey will be emailed to all parents and carers, to collect your views on the school. A link to the survey, which will be completed through a Microsoft Form, will be emailed to all parents and carers, with a closing date of 4pm on Monday 17th October. 

Please look out for the email containing the link to complete the survey, which will be sent out later this week. 

School Mural 

You will have hopefully seen some of the coverage on social media of the official opening of our school Mural, which took place last week. 
This has been a fantastic project, completed in conjunction with The University of Derby and S.H.E.D. 

For more information on the project, please go to the S.H.E.D website, at the link below: 

Important Dates

A reminder to all students, parents and carers that the last day of half-term for students will be Thursday 20th October, as Friday 21st October is an INSET Day for staff. Students return after the holiday on Monday 31st October

Thank you for your continued support. 

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

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